Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Can we talk about Israeli politics?

What's that you say? You don't speak gibberish?

Sharon says his new party, National Irresponsibility, is going to follow the Road Map and fight poverty. Um, so you mean it's going to be Labor? And Labor is going to be Am Echad, Shinnui is going to become Tzomet, and NRP is going to become h-i-s-t-o-r-y.

In the meantime the president and the Knesset are fighting over who gets to slay the dead duck of this government, Ehud Olmert is likely to get a few more portfolios (he currently has more than Eileen Ford). The government is worried about the hilltop settlers and how to control them--something they'll never do because they're defining normative middle-age beliefs and behaviors as youthful aberrations. (Aside from the killing and hiding weaponry in caves, I fit the definition. Watch--I won't be allowed back into Israel now…) The Left thinks that 25% of those who live on the "wrong" side of the fence would leave; I took part in that survey before I left for the States, as did many of my friends--we lied. (Teleseker, the polling firm, should have known I was playing them. I identified as a Charedi who voted for Shinnui last election, and said that I would vote Balad next time around.) Father Franz Schmidberger wants us all to convert. Hizbullah is shelling the north and people who planned a protest -- one which never actually happened -- were sentenced to 2 years in jail.

Who said life is boring?


Janjan said...

Well, Shitburger and his SSPX don't count for anything, so you can cross him off your list of problems!

Rachel Ann said...

I think we need to be a bit insane to live here. But I think you have to be absolutely out of your gourd to live anywhere else.

Ah well, I fear it will get worse, much worse before it gets better.

My dh thinks that Sharon with his "centrist" another name for Labor party will win the election.

I hope not. But I have really decided that people are always going to disappoint. We have to put our faith in G-d.

muse said...

A lot of people may be so confused they may not even vote.
I go for National Union, Ichud Leumi.